Extremely oily or tough streaks and drops adhere to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter, clear and radiant, the malt shimmers caramel in the glass. Mineral peat with a subtle hint of smoke rises elegantly and smoothly, sweet vanilla and some malt give the peat a sweetish note, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Mild and creamy caramel and a hint of orange slices come to light, small peppermint tiles exude their refreshing note. Slowly my salivation is stimulated ... still quickly inhale vigorously a few times, mmhh. The elegant peat note is beguiling, more and more sweet components come into their own. Caramel, fruity oranges, vanilla and sweet cereal notes play with the fine smoky notes. The fresh peppermint even partially covers the now fruity peat.
The peaty malt flows powerfully over the tongue. Clear and pure show spicy wood tones and the mineral peat. The smoky touch emits a hint of ash, burned logs rest on the tongue. Oily and with a slightly greasy bacon note, it's rather crunchy bacon, the charred wood turns into a dark and somber walnut note. The second sip appears clearer and milder, until a peppery and woody pungency slowly sets over the tip of the tongue and finally spreads a slightly smoky and plump warmth in the entire palate. Dry and banished logs lose cold ash, oily and slightly greasy aromas dissolve again. The extreme roast and aromas of flames now dominate the flavor, while the bitter and dark walnut aromas, combined with the smoky wood tones, slowly give way to the aftertaste.
Old walnuts mix with burned wood, a hint of fly ash spreads on the palate. Oily and creamy mild rest the harsh and intense notes long in the mouth. Some liquorice sticks on the palate, spicy and tart wood elements slowly catch fire again ...